Stupid iPhoto update can't see library anymore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zeke, May 17, 2005.

  1. Zeke macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    #1
    iPhoto can no longer see the library (pictures are still there nested in hundreds of folders) and I was wondering if anyone's found an easy way to get the photos back in without having to go through and select every file. I was thinking of doing something with automator but I haven't figured out any way to do it yet (after a few minutes, no pro with that app yet).

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #2
    When you run iPhoto, it loads up and there's an empty library, right? If so, go in your Pictures folder, and look for the *empty* library. It should be there in the top level alongside your still full one. Delete it while iPhoto is closed. When iPhoto re-opens, then it should prompt you to give it the location of your library, and all should be well. If it *isn't* there, then I think you have try a library rebuild, which will preserve everything except your roll information. :(

    See here for that, and also option #3 if even that fails:

    http://homepage.mac.com/butlers/iPhotoExtractor/rebuild.htm
     

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